The contrast of customs between the owners, French, and local staff, farm workers, led to the solution of verandas, covered entertainment areas and swimming pool facing a 22x30m internal courtyard, with gates to the south and west which, when closed, guarantee an advisable privacy, especially while using the pool.
The nearest paved road was 70km away and there was no builder company or any graduate professional – so it was adopted, as a design concept, pre-industrial technology, consecrated practices such as masonry walls made of brick handcrafted on the farm itself, external pillars, roof timbers and linings using timber from legally deforested areas for planting, traditional clay tiles and ceramic and cement floors mixed with coloured powder.
Region of continuous and regular hills, was at the top of one of the highest that stood the house.
Three axes of reference were then created with trees:
• the first axe, with low-rise, leaves plenty, protecting the service areas of those arriving by the main access;
• the second axe, with trees of great height and little shade, that create a relation of scale with the house and offer a perspective of reference through the east window of the hall, pointing to the dawn;
• the third axe, with trees of medium height and generous crown, as an extension of the pillars of the inner courtyard, protecting the water fountain for horses and pointing to the west.
The project consists basically of three bodies:
• the first, contains the dwelling of the caretakers and the services;
• the second, adjacent to the first, is proprietary;
• The third, separated from the others, houses three double guest apartments, notably the partner members of the French group owning the farm.
Connecting the three bodies there is a generous veranda which connect rooms and forms an area for games, bar and sauna.